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Salamander-inspired therapy may aid injured vets

In Health, Regenerative Medicine on May 31, 2008 at 11:48 pm

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (CNN) — Last week in an operating room in Texas, a wounded American soldier underwent a history-making procedure that could help him regrow the finger that was lost to a bomb attack in Baghdad, Iraq, last year.

Army Sgt. Shiloh Harris’ doctors applied specially formulated powder to what’s left of the finger in an effort to do for wounded soldiers what salamanders can do naturally: replace missing body parts.Technorati Tags: ,

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Synthetic Copycat Of Living Cell Underway: Life, But Not As We Know It?

In Microbe on May 31, 2008 at 11:45 pm

ScienceDaily (May 29, 2008) — Researchers at The University of
Nottingham have taken some important first steps to creating a
synthetic copycat of a living cell, a leading science journal reports.
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